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Current Constituency Groups

Current Constituency Groups

The Center helps connect child welfare professionals doing similar work and facing similar challenges through peer networks called Constituency Groups.

If you are interested in joining a Constituency Group, please contact us to request membership.

  • Child Welfare Leadership Constituency Group promotes collaboration among public child welfare executives across the nation in order to strengthen core practices and improve outcomes for children, youth and families. Members of this group include Child Welfare Directors, Assistant Directors, Deputy Directors, and other child welfare administrators who oversee all field and policy operations.
  • Child Welfare State Training Directors Constituency Group promotes collaboration among child welfare training directors and managers to enhance child welfare training and education experiences. Members include individuals who provide pre-service and in-service education and training to child welfare social workers, supervisors, and managers.
  • Children's Justice Act Grantees Constituency Group promotes collaboration among organizations and agencies that have received the Children’s Justice Act (CJA) Grant to achieve positive outcomes for child abuse and neglect victims. CJA grants are established through CAPTA and are provided to develop, establish, and operate programs aimed at improving the handling and investigation of child abuse and neglect.
  • CQI/CFSR Managers Constituency Group promotes collaboration among State or territory Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and/or Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) Managers to achieve quality improvements in child welfare practice and affect positive outcomes for children, youth, and families. Members of this group include managers who oversee statewide assessment reports, Program Improvement Plans and case reviews, and staff responsible for Child and Family Services Plans.
  • Diligent Recruitment Constituency Group promotes collaboration among state staff who engage in recruitment, development, and support of resource families and kin, with the goal of improving diligent recruitment and achieving positive outcomes for children and youth in foster care. Members of this group include state managers responsible for recruiting, retaining, developing, and supporting resource families caring for children and youth.
  • Extended Federal Foster Care (EFFC) Programs Constituency Group promotes collaboration among State coordinators and other partners of extended Federal foster care programs to achieve positive outcomes for youth ages 18 to 21 in voluntary foster care. Members of this group include title IV-E extended foster care managers and staff whose agencies are implementing federally approved extended foster care plans.
  • Family Leaders in Child Welfare Constituency Group promotes collaboration among family leaders involved in the child welfare system to achieve improvement in the area of family empowerment and achieve positive outcomes for children, parents and families.  Members of this group include family empowerment and parent partner program leaders, as well as other family or parent leaders engaged by a State child welfare agency.
  • Hotline/Intake/Screening Managers (HISM) Constituency Group promotes collaboration among child welfare professionals responsible for managing child abuse and neglect reporting systems to enhance their capacity to manage hotline, intake, and screening functions for reporting and responding to reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. Members of this group include state or county hotline, intake, and screening managers that are recommended and approved by each state’s State Liaison Officer for Child Abuse and Neglect (SLO).
  • In-Home Services Managers Constituency Group promotes collaboration among in-home services managers (or managers from program equivalents) to achieve positive outcomes for children and families that receive in-home services. In-home services managers oversee programs that provide services to children and families who have been reported to child protective services for possible child abuse or neglect and who are assessed as being able to benefit from services delivered in the home.
  • Market Segmentation Constituency Group promotes collaboration among child welfare professionals using market segmentation as a tool for recruiting resource families who can meet the unique needs of children and youth in foster care. Members of this group include state staff that have participated in, are participating in, or are considering the use of market segmentation as a recruitment practice.
  • National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) Constituency Group promotes collaboration among State coordinators and other partners responsible for collecting data through NYTD. Members of this group include State NYTD coordinators and other staff whose agencies participated in the NYTD Federal pilot reviews.
  • P.L. 113–183: Preventing Sex Trafficking Constituency Group promotes collaboration among child welfare professionals responsible for applying sex trafficking provisions contained in the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113–183). Members of this group include child and youth-serving professionals interested in sharing information about and building capacity for implementing P.L. 113–183’s sex trafficking provisions, including identifying, reporting, and determining appropriate services for children and youth who are victims, or at risk of becoming victims, of sex trafficking. 
  • P.L. 113–183: RPPS/Normalcy Constituency Group promotes collaboration among child welfare professionals responsible for implementing the reasonable and prudent parent standard (RPPS) and other related normalcy provisions contained in the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (P.L. 113–183). Members of this group include child and youth-serving professionals interested in sharing information about and building capacity for providing normalcy for children and youth in foster care.
  • Programmatic Data Analysts Constituency Group promotes collaboration among programmatic data analysts to improve data quality and use, achieve improvements in child welfare practice, and achieve positive outcomes for children, youth, and families. Members of this group include business-level data analysts who translate complex analyses into action-oriented practice discussions and CQI activities.
  • Promoting Safe and Stable Families Managers Constituency Group encourages collaboration among Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) managers (or managers from program equivalents) to achieve positive outcomes for children and their families. PSSF managers oversee programs aimed at preventing the unnecessary separation of children from their families, improving the quality of care and services to children and their families, and ensuring permanency for children.
  • State Adoption Managers Constituency Group promotes collaboration among members of the National Association of State Adoption Programs (NASAP) to achieve positive outcomes in the area of adoption and guardianship. NASAP exists to enable State adoption managers to pool their expertise for the progressive improvement of the quality of care of children, youth, and families served by State adoption services.
  • State Chafee and ETV Coordinators Constituency Group promotes collaboration among Chafee Foster Care Independence Programs (CFCIPs) to achieve positive outcomes for youth transitioning from foster care. Members of this group include child welfare professionals engaged in CFCIPs, such as State child welfare Independent Living coordinators and staff involved in education training and voucher programs.
  • State Foster Care Managers Constituency Group promotes collaboration among members of the National Association of State Foster Care Managers (NASFCM) to achieve positive outcomes for children and youth in foster care. NASFCM exists to enable State foster care managers to pool their expertise for the progressive improvement of the quality of care to children, youth, and families served by foster care.
  • State Liaison Officers Constituency Group promotes collaboration among State Liaison Officers (SLOs) to achieve positive outcomes in the area of child protective services and programs. SLOs serve as the point of contact between a State or territory’s public child welfare agency and the Children’s Bureau for child protective services issues. SLOs also possess knowledge about their jurisdiction’s policy, procedures, and programming related to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).

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